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Medium_untitled Leucospermum wilting after a massive flowering. Bush started to wilt, continued to wilt even after watering.

Lower leaves are yellowing. Light watering/light rain not remedying situation. Concerned if there is root problem, how to apply product as weather is very warm and product is supposed to be applied to leaves.

Submitted: 05:21PM, 02 Jan 2014
Answer: Hi Ursula,

Sorry to hear that you have a problem with your leucospermum. From the photo you posted, I can see that it is wilting but other than that, it doesn’t appear to have any dieback which is what you would expect if the plant was suffering with a root problem such as phytophthora.

Anti Rot is a systemic fungicide that can be used as a preventative as well as a curative. It is not going to do any harm to the plant to spray it with this product. As you have already mentioned it is not advisable to use any pesticide or fungicide on plants when temperatures are as extreme as they have been in the past few weeks. Wait until the weather cools down and then spray the leaves of your leucospermum. Before spraying ensure that the soil is moist and spray every 4 – 6 weeks as a preventative measure. Hopefully your plant will respond and will soon retain strong growth.

Answered: 10:24AM, 16 Jan 2014


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